Amrut Distilleries Ltd. was founded in 1948 by Shri J.N. Radhakrishna Jagdale to supply alcoholic beverages for the Indian Ministry of Defense. The company main source of income is vodka, gin, brandy and rum trade with single malt whisky being responsible roughly for 5% of the revenue. Amrut single malt was introduced in 2004 in Scotland, paradoxically it took long six years to launch the brand in India. The Raj Igala expression was released in August 2015, it is distilled from Punjabi malted barley and matured in ex-bourbon casks. Its name translates to ‘the king of eagles’.
Nose: fruity and malty, pears, apples, peaches, breakfast cereals, vanilla and delicate earthy and oaky notes.
Palate: soft and fruity, apples, peaches, honey, brown sugar, dash of pepper, licorice and fading hints of smoke.
Finish: not too long, sweet and fruity with lingering notes of toasted oak.